Monday, April 16, 2007

How Long?

With a shooting today at Virginia Tech, I wonder how long it will be before the Brady Campaign manipulates this tragedy for the benefit of their political agenda. My guess is it will depend on how much coverage there is in the national media, but probably not longer than three days.

It would be interesting to know if Virginia Tech is a gun-free zone. If it is, the Brady Campaign will surely fail to point that out.

UPDATE:
Less than 6 hours after the first shot was fired the Brady Campaign has issued a statement blamming the availability of guns for today's tragic events, how utterly tastelss:

"Details are still forthcoming about what motivated the shooter in this case to act, and how he was able to arm himself. It is well known, however, how easy it is for an individual to get powerful weapons in our country....we've done nothing as a country to end gun violence in our schools and communities. If anything, we've made it easier to access powerful weapons.

We have now seen another horrible tragedy that will never be forgotten. It is long overdue for us to take some common-sense actions to prevent tragedies like this from continuing to occur."

There is a lot I would like to say, but I think we can all agree that now is not the time. Please pray for the victims and their families.

1 comment:

brian said...

I checked Virginia State Law; even with a carry permit you can't carry onto school grounds (as it is in most states, except for the whole parking lot thing. But actually inside the buildings are a no-no pretty much anywhere). Maybe that's why schools have been where most of these things take place; the bad guys know no one's allowed to carry guns in school buildings other than police (and you will hardly ever see police INSIDE college buildings unless they're already there to deal with a situation).